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To George Washington from Henry Knox, 27 August 1791

From Henry Knox

War Department [Philadelphia] 27 August 1791. Informs GW that Lieutenant Sherman of the Rhode Island Company of the Second U.S. Regiment “has left his company on the march” and desires to resign his commission: “from received knowledge of his character, . . . his resignation will not injure the service.”1

LS, DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1Lt. Henry Sherman, Jr. (1759–1829), served as an officer of Rhode Island troops in the Continental army during the American Revolution from 1777 to 1783 and was recommissioned on 4 Mar. 1791. His resignation was accepted effective 27 August.

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